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Wolf Popper LLP
Wolf Popper LLP: Notice to Investors in TyCom, Ltd. of the Filing of a Class Action Complaint and Right to Seek Appointment as Lead Plaintiff -- TCM, TYC
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wolf Popper LLP has filed a securities class action complaint against TyCom, Ltd. (NYSE:TCM), Tyco International, Ltd. (NYSE:TYC), L. Dennis Kozlowski, Mark H. Swartz, and Neil R. Garvey on behalf of purchasers of TyCom common stock between July 26, 2000 and December 18, 2001, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The action is pending in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey (Index No. 03-CV-03540).
Gate Gourmet Starts a la carte Concept with Swiss in Europe
ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gate Gourmet International expands its activities with direct-to-passenger sales in Europe. Together with Swiss International Air Lines, the international airline caterer has launched its new food sales concept for the Swiss Economy class passengers on European flights today. Swiss is the first major flag-carrying European airline to introduce this restaurant style choice in the Economy class. The first day was a success.
Stern And Company
Stern And Company Is Launched to Serve Las Vegas Companies
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Steven D. Stern, a nationally recognized expert in corporate, crisis and financial communications, announced the formation of Stern And Company. The new firm provides Las Vegas companies with a local resource that provides the full capabilities of a first-tier national public and investor relations firm.
Personnel convertibles in WM-data Aktiebolag (publ)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- WM-data Aktiebolag (publ) (Other OTC:WMDTF): The Board of Directors of WM-data AB has decided to propose an Extraordinary General Meeting held on November 4 2003 to, with waiver of the shareholders' preferential rights, issue a convertible debenture loan to be subscribed by employees of the WM-data Group. The reason for the proposal is that a long-term ownership involvement by WM-data's employees is expected to enhance motivation and increase solidarity with the company.
Peabodys Coffee Expands Visibility Through MacReport.Net
ROCKLIN, Calif., Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Peabodys Coffee, Inc. (OTCBB:PBDY), a retailer and marketer of the USDA certified organic brand Black Rhino Coffee(tm), announced today that they are using MacReport.Net (OTCBB:MRPT) to strengthen their external communications and visibility with the investment community.
ViroPharma Awarded Two SBIR Grants for Biodefense Antiviral Drug Discovery Programs
EXTON, Pa., Oct. 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq:VPHM) today announced that it was awarded two Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), together totaling up to $2.26 million. Both awards are in the area of biodefense and will help support the advancement of ViroPharma's small molecule antiviral drug candidates that will serve as countermeasures against high priority bioterrorism threats. The first award focuses on ViroPharma's smallpox virus antiviral project, while the second award is for the company's efforts in viral hemorrhagic fever viruses (Ebola, Lassa and Rift Valley fever viruses and Machupo virus). ViroPharma recently announced that its lead smallpox compound series has potent antiviral activity against a range of orthopoxviruses, including the deadly smallpox (variola) virus. Moreover, compounds in the series have been shown to be orally bioavailable in animal studies.